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Contact:         Pam Weisz, Pro Bono Net

                        Phone:  (212) 760-2554 x485 Email: pweisz@probono.net



Pro Bono Net Welcomes New Board Member

Karen Levy, Director of Global Technology at Debevoise & Plimpton, Joins Board


NEW YORK (October 2, 2012) - Pro Bono Net, a national leader in innovative programs that increase access to justice, is pleased to announce that Karen Levy, Director of Global Technology at Debevoise, has joined its Board of Directors.

Pro Bono Net works to transform the way legal help reaches the poor through innovative technology and collaboration. It partners with legal aid organizations to promote collaboration and maximize their impact on justice issues, connects lawyers with resources to increase pro bono involvement, and provides critical legal assistance and information directly to the public.

Prior to her current leadership position at Debevoise, Ms. Levy led the technology functions at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Edwards Wildman Palmer.  She has also served as a legal industry consultant, advising international law firms on technology strategies and implementations. 

"I am delighted to join this distinguished board.  I look forward to working with Pro Bono Net in leveraging technology to further their mission of providing access to low cost, effective legal services," said Ms. Levy.

Ms. Levy joins 19 other members of the Pro Bono Net board, including representatives of leading law firms, legal services organizations and companies including Microsoft, Bank of America and LexisNexis.

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About Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation.  Pro Bono Net uses innovative web-based platforms?www.probono.net, www.lawhelp.org, and www.lawhelpinteractive.org?to recruit and support volunteer lawyers and provide direct information and tools for self-representation to low-income communities.   Pro Bono Net has also developed Pro Bono Manager, pro bono practice management software that helps AmLaw 200 law firms increase pro bono participation, manage pro bono caseloads more efficiently, and raise internal and external awareness of pro bono efforts.  For more information, please visit www.probono.net.

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